2021 Keshet Staff Picks for Pride!

May 23, 2024

Please enjoy our 2021 Keshet staff picks for Pride. This is a selection of books and podcasts – and there is always so much more out there! We hope that you discover a new podcast or book, and that you learn something new about the LGBTQ community!


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Rainbow Warrior
My Life in Color
By Gilbert Baker, Dustin Lance Black

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation
A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
By Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown

Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History
An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed–and are still changing–the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond.
By Blair Imani

This Day In June
In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, this title welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.
By Gayle E. Pitman

A Rainbow Thread
An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969
By Noam Sienna

Torah Queeries
Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible
By Gregg Drinkwater


Thank You for Coming Out– As queer people, we are constantly coming out, and each coming out story is unique in its blend of humor, heartache, worry, and wonder. Inspired by the beloved live comedy show of the same name, “Thank You For Coming Out” pairs host Dubbs Weinblatt with lesbian, gay, trans, bi, non-binary, and more members of the queer community to discuss their coming out stories. Each week, join Dubbs as they dive deep into these tales with an open heart and open mind.

Making Gay History– This podcast brings LGBTQ history to life through the voices of the people who lived it.

Outward (from Slate, monthly)– Outward, Slate’s queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

Nancy (from WNYC)– Stories and conversations about the queer experience today. Prepare to laugh and cry and laugh again.

Working Class History– History is not made by the actions of a few rich and powerful individuals, like so much of the history we learn in school. History is made by the combined everyday actions of hundreds of millions of us: people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, citizenship statuses, and employment statuses– the working class.


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